P-51 B/C/D Propeller w/tool

Published: April 6th, 2011     
Kitset packaging
Kitset packaging
Reviewed by: Ben Guenther - IPMS# 20101
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost
Price: $6.50
Product / Stock #: QB 72292
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Quickboost has provided modelers with a means to attach P-51 propeller blades to the spinner for the Hasegawa kits in a repeatable manner. The resin pieces were cast in a fine grain resin without flaws and with very little clean up. What one has to do is to remove the casting gates off the bottom of the spinner and the blade setting tool. I used a disc sander for that and a snip to remove the blades and shaft from the casting block.

You will need to drill a hole in the spinner's base to accept the shaft; here Quickboost fails to say what size drill to use. The hole cast in the tool is .078" in diameter, while the cast shaft diameter is .063" or a number 52 drill. Place the spinner in the tool and use the drill from the back of the tool to make the hole. Then insert the shaft and use some CA to bond it in. The blades are made so they can only fit one way into the spinner. Insert one blade at a time and use CA glue to adhere the blades to the spinner. In about 20 minutes you should have a complete propeller which will be ready from painting.

The biggest plus of this set is the ability it gives you to set each blade at the same angle, trying to do this with one's Mark I eyeball can be challenging. I can recommend this set for modelers of Hasegawa P-51 kits. I want to thank IPMS/USA and Quickboost for the opportunity to review this product.

  • Assembled Quickboost parts
    Assembled Quickboost parts

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